Located in the northeastern region of Illinois about 20 miles southwest of Chicago and 10 miles east of Naperville, Willowbrook promotes easy access to high-performing hospitals and medical facilities. The village is located 20 miles from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is ranked the best in the state. It’s also close to Edward Hospital’s main campus and AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center. Of the village’s roughly 8,600 residents, about one in four are seniors, enjoying access to community-based services and government-sponsored programs that promote older adults’ independence and quality of life. 

Following hospitalization, many older adults need continued care before returning to their home environment. Nursing homes provide 24-hour care and monitoring and are staffed by licensed health care professionals and trained aides. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this level of care is expensive at $8,076 per month. Seniors who need personal care services without skilled nursing support may be better served in assisted living facilities or via home care, which are generally considerably more affordable.  

This guide provides more information on the cost of senior care in Willowbrook, along with a list of resources for older adults. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Willowbrook, IL

Chateau Center Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

7050 Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL, 60527

My mother is in Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a week now. The staff there is very compassionate, very professional. They seem to have good staffing levels, in fact, they were hiring mo … (read more)
My mother is in Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a week now. The staff there is very compassionate, very professional. They seem to have good staffing levels, in fact, they were hiring mo … (read more)

Chateau Nrsg & Rehab Center

7050 S Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL, 60527


Brookdale Lisle

1800 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL, 60532

Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)
Brookdale Lisle is a quiet community in Naperville, Illinois, a short distance from the local area where residents can visit medical facilities, restaurants and shops. Residents can choose from a vari … (read more)

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Oak Trace

200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL, 60516

Oak Trace looked OK. They’re in a transition so they have older apartments and they’re doing a massive remodeling so the building has brand-new facilities and new, updated, modern rooms, and they’re d … (read more)
Oak Trace looked OK. They’re in a transition so they have older apartments and they’re doing a massive remodeling so the building has brand-new facilities and new, updated, modern rooms, and they’re d … (read more)

Franciscan Village

1270 FRANCISCAN DRIVE, Lemont, IL, 60439

Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)
Franciscan Village is a Catholic facility located in Lemont, Illinois, which welcomes people of all faiths and is 27 miles from the center of Chicago. Residents express that they’re happy th … (read more)

Plymouth Place

315 North La Grange Road, La Grange Park, IL, 60526

Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, is nestled in a tranquil residential area where residents can walk to the nearby Gordon Park or the city’s downtown area. Revie … (read more)
Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, is nestled in a tranquil residential area where residents can walk to the nearby Gordon Park or the city’s downtown area. Revie … (read more)

Lexington of Elmhurst

420 WEST BUTTERFIELD ROAD, Elmhurst, IL, 60126


Holy Family Villa

12220 SOUTH WILL COOK ROAD, Palos Park, IL, 60464

My mom was in Holy Family Villa. She got very good care. The staff was attentive to her needs. The place was clean. You hear some things about nursing homes where they’re not very sanitary or kept up, … (read more)
My mom was in Holy Family Villa. She got very good care. The staff was attentive to her needs. The place was clean. You hear some things about nursing homes where they’re not very sanitary or kept up, … (read more)

Cantata Adult Life Services

8700 West 31St Street, Brookfield, IL, 60513

My dad stayed at Cantata for 1 week. He mysteriously died after 7 days. The staff left him laying in feces for several days until we found out and complained. My dad told us some of the staff we … (read more)
My dad stayed at Cantata for 1 week. He mysteriously died after 7 days. The staff left him laying in feces for several days until we found out and complained. My dad told us some of the staff we … (read more)

Pershing Convalescent Home

3900 South Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60402

The staff here were kind, attentive, and truly went out of their way to help me. Lots of nursing homes are mediocre looking and short staffed, but the difference here was that the employees really car … (read more)
The staff here were kind, attentive, and truly went out of their way to help me. Lots of nursing homes are mediocre looking and short staffed, but the difference here was that the employees really car … (read more)

Park Place Health & Wellness Center

1150 S. Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

This was a very pleasant experience, in spite of health issues that brought me here. The admissions rep., Kim, was very helpful in coordinating the transfer from the hospital.
This was a very pleasant experience, in spite of health issues that brought me here. The admissions rep., Kim, was very helpful in coordinating the transfer from the hospital.

Lemont Nursing & Rehab Center

12450 WALKER ROAD, Lemont, IL, 60439

My mom is still in rehabilitation. She is at Lemont Center. It’s a great facility. From what I can tell, the people that work there are fantastic. I haven’t been able to visit it, so I have no idea bu … (read more)
My mom is still in rehabilitation. She is at Lemont Center. It’s a great facility. From what I can tell, the people that work there are fantastic. I haven’t been able to visit it, so I have no idea bu … (read more)

Beacon Hill

2400 S Finley Rd, Lombard, IL, 60148

They are great at making sure residents have enough sleep, and have good hygiene. On the nights she gets a shower, she is done by 6:30 pm. so she can go to bed. Sometime’s they let her sleep in till … (read more)
They are great at making sure residents have enough sleep, and have good hygiene. On the nights she gets a shower, she is done by 6:30 pm. so she can go to bed. Sometime’s they let her sleep in till … (read more)

Westchester Health & Rehabilitation

2901 Wolf Rd, Westchester, IL, 60154

First of all we never plan to place a loved one away from his or her home. Upon entering a facility, a calm should come across. That is what I felt within a few moments. Still not liking the idea, we … (read more)
First of all we never plan to place a loved one away from his or her home. Upon entering a facility, a calm should come across. That is what I felt within a few moments. Still not liking the idea, we … (read more)

Manorcare of Hinsdale

600 WEST OGDEN AVENUE, Hinsdale, IL, 60521

My mother was a patient at manorcare. She was going to have 2 weeks of physical therapy and then home.,but her dementia got worse and we knew that was not going work. She received excellent care, … (read more)
My mother was a patient at manorcare. She was going to have 2 weeks of physical therapy and then home.,but her dementia got worse and we knew that was not going work. She received excellent care, … (read more)

Burgess Square Healthcare Center

5801 S Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL, 60559

Called asking information regarding my family members o2 level. Before I could explain myself, the respiratory therapist cut me off and said "You think you no more than we do" He was rude and ill info … (read more)
Called asking information regarding my family members o2 level. Before I could explain myself, the respiratory therapist cut me off and said "You think you no more than we do" He was rude and ill info … (read more)

Oakbrook Healthcare Centre

2013 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL, 60521

My mom was at Oak Brook Care for rehab. Many of her clothes that were in her possession while she was there were lost. They sent her home in the wrong wheelchair, and there was just a variety of thing … (read more)
My mom was at Oak Brook Care for rehab. Many of her clothes that were in her possession while she was there were lost. They sent her home in the wrong wheelchair, and there was just a variety of thing … (read more)

Courtyard Healthcare Center

3601 South Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL, 60402

Do not send your family here. No hot water for 2 days again m Not tv for the last 4 days with no explanation or ETA 30 minute response time at best when you ring the bell for help (going to … (read more)
Do not send your family here. No hot water for 2 days again m Not tv for the last 4 days with no explanation or ETA 30 minute response time at best when you ring the bell for help (going to … (read more)

Symphony at Aria

4600 N Frontage Road, Hillside, IL, 60162

My mom has been at Symphony at Aria for rehab for a week now. The staff is OK, but seemed so busy with so many people working there, and I think the place could be more updated. The room is clean but … (read more)
My mom has been at Symphony at Aria for rehab for a week now. The staff is OK, but seemed so busy with so many people working there, and I think the place could be more updated. The room is clean but … (read more)

ManorCare Health Services-Palos Heights West

11860 Southwest Hwy, Palos Heights, IL, 60463

I have a family member that’s in manor care that’s blind and needs assistance with almost everything. She was admitted on February 13, 2020 and on Saturday, February 15th they did get her up and dres … (read more)
I have a family member that’s in manor care that’s blind and needs assistance with almost everything. She was admitted on February 13, 2020 and on Saturday, February 15th they did get her up and dres … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Willowbrook, Illinois

Nursing homes in Willowbrook charge $8,076 per month for shared rooms, and the monthly cost for private rooms is higher at $8,532. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Willowbrook pay approximately $8,076 per month for semiprivate accommodations in nursing home facilities, making it among the most expensive cities in the state for this type of care. Local rates are over $1,800 higher than the statewide monthly median of $6,235 and about $300 higher than the national rate of $7,756. Those seeking more cost-effective options may want to consider Carbondale, where rates are the lowest in the state at $5,232 per month, or Rockford, which is similarly affordable at $5,825. In Kankakee, care costs come in at $6,540, and in Springfield, rates average $6,996. 

$8076

Willowbrook

$6235

Illinois

$7756

The United States

$6540

Kankakee

$5825

Rockford

$6996

Springfield

$5232

Carbondale Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Willowbrook pay $8,076 per month for semiprivate rooms and $8,532 for private rooms, making this the most expensive type of senior care. For those who need short-term or occasional skilled nursing services, assisted living may be a viable option at the lower average price of $4,950 per month. Home health care includes personal care services, housekeeping and laundry and some skilled nursing services for $5,053 per month. Home care is similar but excludes skilled nursing services and costs $4,957. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,614 monthly. 

$4957

Home care

$5053

Home health care

$1614

Adult day health care

$4950

Assisted living

$8076

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8532

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Willowbrook was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Chicago Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Willowbrook, Illinois

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Willowbrook, Illinois

Seniors in Willowbrook have access to several agencies and programs that can help them make the best decisions for their long-term care. The following resources offer free and low-cost services that may enable older adults to delay or avoid nursing home care or transition back to the community. 

Resource  Contact Service 
DuPage County Senior Services (630) 407-6500 DuPage County Senior Services provides services to older adults in Willowbrook and the surrounding region. Through its Community Care Program, eligible seniors obtain low-cost homemaker services, an emergency home response system, adult day services and case management, which may help individuals to remain or transition back to their home. The division also operates the region’s long-term care ombudsman program, which advocates on behalf of those in nursing homes. 
AgeGuide (800) 528-2000 AgeGuide is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Willowbrook. Through this agency, older adults can obtain information and referrals to community-based services such as home-delivered meals, transportation services and case management. The agency has a Friendly Visiting program, a Family Caregiver Support Program and a Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Education and Services program to help older adults age in place. 
Veterans Assistance Commission (630) 407-5655 The county’s Veterans Assistance Commission advocates on behalf of veterans and helps them access the benefits they’re entitled to. Through this office, veterans are screened for veterans’ home placement, which may be an affordable alternative to private nursing home care. The office can also help veterans apply for the Aid and Attendance Benefit and pension benefits, which can help cover nursing home costs.  
Healthcare Information and Counseling (800) 942-9412  The Health Information and Counseling Program is staffed by trained volunteers who help seniors understand Medicare and Medicaid benefits and how these programs cover nursing home care. Volunteers can also help seniors research long-term care insurance plans, prescription drug assistance programs and Medicare Savings Programs, which can help control medical and care-related expenses.  
DuPage Legal Aid (630) 653-6212 DuPage Legal Aid provides free legal services to Willowbrook seniors. Through this agency, seniors and families get one-on-one help with understanding nursing home contracts, resolving billing or intake and discharge problems and accessing public benefits that can help cover monthly expenses.